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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2007

Remembering our veterans (11/09/07)
A trip to Normandy brings comfort to daughter of WWII veteran For Carol Beckwith, visiting Normandy Beach 63 years after the D-Day invasion was a trip of a lifetime. But the journey also afforded the Le Mars woman a chance to become acquainted with a man she barely knew: her own father...
What are your Westmar memories? (11/09/07)
November will mark the tenth anniversary of the closing of Le Mars Westmar University. To recognize this anniversary, the Daily Sentinel will be doing a series of stories next month. But we need your input. We are asking former students and faculty members to share their stories of what Westmar meant to them and how the closing of the school has impacted Le Mars...
C-12 officially open for traffic (11/09/07)
After months of being closed, county road C-12 is officially re-opened to traffic Friday, County Engineer Tom Rohe said. The seven-mile grading and paving project stretched from Highway 75 west through Struble to Craig, ending at county road K-30. On Thursday afternoon, Rohe announced that the detour was being lifted...
County attorney elected president of state group (11/09/07)
Plymouth County Attorney Darin Raymond was recently elected to serve as president of the Iowa County Attorneys Association (ICAA) for 2008. His peers elected him to the one-year term at the Fall Conference of the ICAA held in Dubuque, November 4-7. A county attorney from Plymouth County has not held the seat since 1953, when Morse Hoorneman was elected the organization's second president...
Flados recalls WWII, growing up during the Great Depression in new memoir (11/09/07)
Marjorie Klemme Flados wanted to compile the memories she had of World War Two and of growing up Norwegian on a South Dakota farm during the Great Depression as a gift for her kids. Little did she know that these reminisces would turn into her memoir...
Council approves lease pact for CWC equipment (11/09/07)
Le Mars City Council Members Monday agreed to a new three-year lease for equipment replacement at the Community Wellness Center as recommended by the Park Committee. The agreement calls for the city and YMCA to each fund 50 percent of the $33,282 lease agreement cost with a monthly charge of $965 per month to begin immediately. The city currently budgets $6,000 for the equipment...
Public hearing on public storage debate scheduled for Dec. 4 (11/09/07)
A public hearing on the city's granting of economic development tax rebate to Le Mars Public Storage is set for 12 noon Dec. 4. The hearing comes following action Monday by Le Mars City Council members approving the company's request for the $27,500 rebate by the city for a five-year period on the addition to its second facility at 1571 24th Street Southwest in the Killeas Industrial Park...
Former presidential candidate Forbes stumping in Le Mars for Giuliani (11/09/07)
Former presidential candidate Steve Forbes will be in Le Mars Sunday, Nov. 11, campaigning for GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani. Forbes, the national co-chair for the former New York mayor's presidential campaign, previously ran in the Republican presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000...
Could RAGBRAI roll through Plymouth County? (11/09/07)
While the official route of the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is still months from being announced, area tourism people are working to make the region as attractive as possible to be part of the bike route. Sioux City is working on a nomination to be the starting host city for the 36th annual ride, and their tourism bureau is collecting letters of supports from the surrounding area, including Plymouth County...
2007 Football Season Recaps Le Mars Bulldogs (6-4, 6-1) (11/09/07)
2007 Schedule Week 2 vs Central Lyon L 42-7 Week 7 vs MOC-Floyd Valley W 46-0 Class 3A District 1 Standings Season Statistics Offense Rushing: 374 carries, 1,346 yards Passing: 96-for-195, 1,436 yards Total Offense: 569 plays, 2,782 yards Yards Per Game: 278.2 yards...
John W. Morton (11/09/07)
John W. Morton, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Union Township Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 noon Sunday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars, with the family present from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Monday...
Dorothy L. Spin (11/09/07)
Dorothy L. Spin, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Dorothy Louise (Howard) Spin was born May 15, 1922, in Aurelius, N.Y., the daughter of the late Royal F. and Anna C. (Wiegref) Howard. She married William Spin in November 1953 had one daughter, Kathryn A. (Spin) Bartelli and then divorced in 1956. She resided in Auburn, N.Y., the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, most of her adult life...
Ready, set, shop! (11/09/07)
This weekend marks the official kick-off of the Christmas shopping season in Le Mars with the annual Holiday Open House. Merchants are ready to meet your shopping needs and participating Chamber members have even commissioned a limited edition stuffed bear to be given away...
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